Earning Money Around Your Lifestyle!

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We all need to earn money to live; we need to keep a roof over our head, bills paid and food in our cupboards. Unfortunately, this can often mean working long hours to make ends meet, and it can end up feeling like we live to work, rather than work to live. When you’re in a typical job with set hours you can feel like a huge part of your life is dedicated to work, but it doesn’t have to be this way. This day in age, there are lots of ways to earn on your own terms- you really can do something you enjoy and in your own time while making enough to pay the bills. Here are some ideas for going about it.

Start a blog or a YouTube channel

Are you a creative person? Creating content and putting it out there for others enjoyment or information can be a great way to make money. If you’re more of a talker then use YouTube as your platform, if you want to write and display stunning photos then go with a blog. It can take a while to get established doing this, you need to build authority and an audience. But have fun with it, see it as a hobby to begin with, with scope to monetize later on. 


Run your own home business

Always fancied yourself as a business owner? It’s perfectly possible to do so from the comfort of your home, you can do your own set tasks then hire freelancers or third party companies to run other areas. For example, if you’re not a skilled marketer then you could have a professional agency run this for you. If you need computing solutions, this website and lots more online will more than likely offer what you’re after. 

Go freelance

Do you have skills and experience that you’ve acquired after years of being in the workplace? Maybe you’re a talented writer, web creator, designer or photographer? Instead of working for another company, go freelance. Sign up to freelancing sites online and take on the jobs that you want to complete, this is great as you’re in full control of your workflow. It’s something you can do around other money making ventures, as while each piece you commit to will have a deadline, if you’re having a busier week with other things you can simply do less freelance pieces or none at all. If it’s quieter, you can take on more jobs. It really can fit around your life nicely. 


  • Tamra Phelps

    It seems every kid has a youtube channel. My niece and nephews love making videos, lol. But they haven’t been allowed their own youtube channels yet.

  • Tamra Phelps

    So many people have been able to start blogs around talents that they have, like crafting or cooking. I say go for it. If you can find a way to make a living around something you love doing, you’re ahead of the game.

  • Rosie

    Our zoning is very restrictive about home-based businesses. I know of some people doing crafts under the radar, but if anyone complains, they will be forced to stop, then all the money they spent investing in supplies, etc., was for nothing. Also, I’m in a complex that doesn’t allow any business. These are things people need to consider, if they want to do something out of home.

  • Rosie

    These are some good ideas. Also, gives you a way to try something without a big prior investment. You might think you are bad or good at something, and can be a surprise when you try it out. It seems that the people I know who do well put a lot of effort into social media, too, for exposure and recommendations from friends, etc.

  • Crystal K

    Great advice – too often when people think about earning extra money, they think about things that really don’t fit into their lifestyle or match their interests.

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